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An infection caused by a femur fracture is one of the leading devastating complications resulting in hip revision surgery. A periprosthetic fracture on the patient’s femur can occur by accident during revision surgery when attempting to remove the implant for replacement. However, the surgeon often has no other alternative but to purposely fracture the patient’s femur during surgery to remove the implant stem.
An infection within the hip joint and/or stem often leads to the need for revision surgery as a correction for numerous reasons, which might include: